Selling a home: Will you owe tax on the profit?

Many people have seen their home values increase recently. Be aware of the tax implications if you sell your home. If you’re selling your principal residence, you can exclude up to $250,000 ($500,000 for joint filers) of gain, if you meet certain requirements. For example, you must have owned the property for at least 2 years during the 5-year period ending on the sale date. If you sell your main home, and you qualify to exclude up to $250,000/$500,000 of gain, the excluded gain isn’t subject to the 3.8% net investment income tax (NIIT). However, gain that exceeds the exclusion limit is subject to the tax if your modified adjusted gross income is over a certain amount. Questions? Contact us.